South African - Zulu / Pretoria
“I express myself through hip-hop. I live hip-hop. I am hip-hop and through hip-hop I have found my purpose. Through hip-hop I aim to share my life experiences – I aim to celebrate life,” explains MsSupa.
MsSupa scribbled her first rhyme at the age of 13 and from there on could not be stopped. This was the beginning of an exciting music journey through hip-hop that has seen MsSupa collaborating and performing alongside one of South Africa’s celebrated hip-hop muso, HHP. As the founder of Ladies of the Mic – an initiative that aims to give talented hip-hop, R n’ B and Soul female musicians an opportunity to publicly showcase their music, MsSupa’s vision of heightening the role of SA female MC’s continues to grow from strength to strength. “The Ladies of the Mic project seeks to give known and unknown female talent a platform to publicly showcase their talent. As a female MC who has over the years struggled to be recognized and taken seriously in this male dominated scene I hope to utilize this platform to assist other female artist to be recognized and respected for their talent and contribution.”
With influences that range from Lil’Kim and Foxy Brown’s raunchy but yet honest rhymes to the rooted soulful guidance of Thandiswa Mazwai – MsSupa’s musical intake has contributed to her unique sound that marries the controversial and socially accepted norms.
In 2007 she adorned the cover of SA’s only hip-hop magazine Hype-Magazine and through this platform continued to seed her views on females and hip-hop scene. MsSupa has also starred on the award winning local drama series Yizo Yizo and hosted a show on the Johannesburg hit radio station Highveld.